Rule-Based Automatic Question Generation Using Semantic Role Labeling

Onur KEKLIK  Tugkan TUGLULAR  Selma TEKIR  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E102-D   No.7   pp.1362-1373
Publication Date: 2019/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2018EDP7199
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Natural Language Processing
Keyword: 
question generation,  rule-based,  semantic role labeling,  METEOR,  

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Summary: 
This paper proposes a new rule-based approach to automatic question generation. The proposed approach focuses on analysis of both syntactic and semantic structure of a sentence. Although the primary objective of the designed system is question generation from sentences, automatic evaluation results shows that, it also achieves great performance on reading comprehension datasets, which focus on question generation from paragraphs. Especially, with respect to METEOR metric, the designed system significantly outperforms all other systems in automatic evaluation. As for human evaluation, the designed system exhibits similar performance by generating the most natural (human-like) questions.